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Uruguay, Mexico disavow de facto Honduran gov't

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posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 12:21 PM

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon disavowed the de facto Honduran government in a joint declaration Friday.

During their meeting in Montevideo, the two presidents issued a declaration stating that the Honduran "constitutional government is led by President Manuel Zelaya." The declaration also expressed their refusal to recognize any government that resulted from the disruption of constitutional order.

Zelaya was ousted by the Honduran army on June 28 and flown out of the country.

On a two-day visit to Uruguay, Calderon joined Vazquez in his support for the San Jose Agreement, an initiative proposed by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who is acting as a mediator in the Honduran conflict. Calderon and Vazquez called the agreement an important proposal to find a peaceful and negotiated solution to the crisis.

However, Zelaya said the San Jose Agreement has failed. While the interim leaders and the military have rejected his return as president, the electoral tribunal of Honduras refused to move forward elections currently due in November, another requirement of the agreement.

Hours after Zelaya was ousted, the Honduran Congress appointed Roberto Micheletti as president. The coup has drawn widespread condemnation and aid freezes, while the Micheletti government has not been recognized by any country.

So it's official the Honduran president is unofficial and not recognized by Mexico and Uruguay.

I wonder if we'll see Mexican and Uruguayan military in Honduras anytime soon?


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